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Dwarf Crane's Bill

Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'

Soft mounds of semi-evergreen foliage with pink buds that open to fragrant white flowers.
Perennial of the Year 2015

There are a large number of Cranesbill Geraniums now available to gardeners. This is a low-growing hybrid, found originally in the mountains of Eastern Europe. Plants form a low, spreading mat of fragrant dark green leaves, bearing clusters of white flowers, with a tinge of soft pink. The very long flowering period sets this apart from others, and makes it especially useful as a low groundcover or edging plant. Also worth considering in tubs or mixed containers. Fairly drought tolerant, once established. Easily divided in spring or early fall. Evergreen.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms summer

Mature Height:

6-8 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 60-65°F in high light levels, keep on the drier side until new growth appears. Once actively growing, keep evenly moist and feed at 100-125 ppm N with each watering. Avoid wet foliage to prevent diseases. Plants generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in moist, well-drained soil. Low maintenance long lived perennial.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.